Jonathan Cheban shares pal Wendy Williams not returning texts, prays her health is OK

Back in Cali: Jonathan Cheban was seen in a stylish Offspring sweatshirt as he exited Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood on Thursday evening

Jonathan Cheban was seen in a stylish Offspring sweatshirt as he exited Craig’s restaurant in West Hollywood on Thursday evening.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star told a DailyMail.com reporter exclusively outside the venue that he is concerned about his good friend Wendy Williams who has taken a break from her talk show as she recovers from COVID-19 while battling Graves disease and a thyroid condition.

‘She is not returning my texts, I texted her twice but no response, I pray she is doing OK and is recovering well,’ said the close from of Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner. 

Back in Cali: Jonathan Cheban was seen in a stylish Offspring sweatshirt as he exited Craig’s restaurant in West Hollywood on Thursday evening

The reality TV star, who also goes by FoodGod, has become close with the talk show host in recent years as he has become a regular on her show.

While on the daytime series, the New Jersey native has done segments on exotic food and also dished on the split between his friend Kim and her estranged rapper husband Kanye West this year.

Cheban also said, ‘She’s unplugged right now. I’m sure she’s getting herself strong for a big return.’

Jonathan also said he was a big fan of the outspoken TV personality.

‘I love Wendy, she’s the best!’ began the Kourtney & Kim Take Miami star.

He said she is shut down: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star told a DailyMail.com reporter outside the venue that he is concerned about his good friend Wendy Williams who has taken a break from her talk show as she recovers from COVID-19 while battling Graves disease and a thyroid condition

He said she is shut down: The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star told a DailyMail.com reporter outside the venue that he is concerned about his good friend Wendy Williams who has taken a break from her talk show as she recovers from COVID-19 while battling Graves disease and a thyroid condition

He worries about her: 'She is not returning my texts, I texted her twice but no response, I pray she is doing OK and is recovering well,' said the close from of Kim Kardashian

He worries about her: ‘She is not returning my texts, I texted her twice but no response, I pray she is doing OK and is recovering well,’ said the close from of Kim Kardashian

‘I adore Wendy, no one makes me laugh every single morning like her, even when she’s talking sh*t!’

Wendy has been known to slam both the Kardashians and the Jenners.

Cheban also told DailyMail.com: ‘Speedy recovery for her and I will try to see her when I get back to New York.’ 

On Tuesday it was reported that Williams’ talk show will return without her next week.

Still on a break: On Tuesday it was reported that Williams' talk show will return without her next week

Still on a break: On Tuesday it was reported that Williams’ talk show will return without her next week

The 57-year-old presenter contracted coronavirus last month and has experienced ‘serious complications’ because of her other medical issues, including autoimmune condition Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism.

The Wendy Williams Show is to be fronted by a series of guest hosts for the foreseeable future. On Thursday Second Act actress Leah Remini was named as one of the guest hosts.

A post on the show’s social media accounts stated: The Wendy Williams Show will start airing originals on Monday, October 18, with an exciting lineup of guest hosts and panels to be announced shortly.

‘Wendy continues to be under medical supervision and meets with her medical team on a daily basis. She is making progress but is experiencing serious complications as a direct result of Graves’ Disease and her thyroid condition.

She has been ill: The 57-year-old presenter contracted coronavirus last month and has experienced 'serious complications' because of her other medical issues, including autoimmune condition Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism

She has been ill: The 57-year-old presenter contracted coronavirus last month and has experienced ‘serious complications’ because of her other medical issues, including autoimmune condition Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism

New faces in the pink chair: The Wendy Williams Show is to be fronted by a series of guest hosts for the foreseeable future

New faces in the pink chair: The Wendy Williams Show is to be fronted by a series of guest hosts for the foreseeable future

‘It has been determined that more time is needed before she is able to return to her live hosting duties. Wendy is a valued and stalwart member of the Debmar-Mercury family and has been so for 12 years.’

Producers want the star to prioritize her health but will welcome her back to the show once she is ‘ready’ to return.

The statement added: ‘We want her health to be her top priority. As soon as she’s ready, she will be back in her treasured purple chair. We very much appreciate the respect for Wendy’s privacy, as well as all the good wishes from her fans, station partners and advertisers.’

Filling in: On Thursday Second Act actress Leah Remini was named as one of the guest hosts

Filling in: On Thursday Second Act actress Leah Remini was named as one of the guest hosts

The ‘Wendy Williams Show’ was supposed to return to screens on September 20 for its 13th season but was delayed until October 4 due to the host’s medical issues, and it was later confirmed the return had been pushed back again until 18 October.

A statement earlier this month announced: ‘Wendy will not be returning with new shows on October 4.

‘She has been and continues to be under a doctor’s care and is still not ready to return to work.

‘We plan to return with new shows on October 18. Her breakthrough COVID case is no longer an issue and she has tested negative, but she is still dealing with some ongoing medical issues.’

Longtime friends: Cheban with Kim Kardashian in 2014 in New York City; they have known each other for almost 15 years

Longtime friends: Cheban with Kim Kardashian in 2014 in New York City; they have known each other for almost 15 years

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